Queens University Belfast become a CIISec Academic Partner

10th August 2020

We are delighted to welcome Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) as a new Academic partner of CIISec. Queen’s has a significant track record in cyber security research and education. Recognised by GCHQ/NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research in 2011, its MSc Applied Cyber Security is certified by them too. Home to the national Innovation & Knowledge Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), it was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015.

Dr. Sandra Scott-Hayward, Lecturer in Cyber Security said “We are delighted to officially become an academic partner of CIISec. This will ensure our students get an even greater awareness of the information security profession as well as building their employability and career potential. We look forward to working with and growing the membership in Northern Ireland especially and supporting the growing cyber security ecosystem here in the region.” 

Prof. Steve Furnell, CIISec Director said “Queen’s University Belfast is a very welcome addition to our growing band of academic partners. The university has a significant presence in cyber security education and research, with the activities of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies and the NCSC-certified MSc in Applied Cyber Security being of particular note. CIISec looks forward to working with QUB and having the opportunity to engage with its staff and students.”

QUB was founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast and became an independent university in 1908. Ranked in the top 140 universities in the world for graduate prospects, it is a member of the Russell Group of UK research intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos. For more information visit www.qub.ac.uk

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